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AboutPaul's Effectual Prayer was from the Spirit of GOD while abiding in Christ, as the Spirit maketh intercession for His people [James 5:16, Rom. 8:26, John 17:9, John 15:5, PHILIPPIANS 1:9: Love, Really Knowing GOD : Real Love: "Love that rejoices in the Truth, without Hypocrisy, hating what is evil...no lie is of the Truth...Love with all discernment...PHILIPPIANS 1:10 - keeping oneself unspotted from the world - James 1:27 - 2 Cor. 11:2 - Romans 12:9 - 1 John 2:21 – John 8:44 - Rev 2:15 see those]
PHILIPPIANS 1:11 - the fruit of John 15:5]
The Heavenly Vision:to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.’ Acts26:1819“So, King Agrippa, I did not prove disobedient to the Heavenly Vision, 20but kept declaring both to those of Damascus first, and also at Jerusalem and then throughout all the region of Judea, and even to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds appropriate to repentance.IT'S ONE THING TO HAVE YOUR HAND CAUGHT IN A VICE AND WANT TO GET FREE FROM IT - THEN CALL ON JESUS! IT'S WORSE TO BE CAUGTH IN THE VISE BY REFUSING TO LET GO OF IT BECAUSE YOU SIMPLY LOVE THE ENSLAVEMENT! THEN CALL ON JESUS TO SHOW YOU WHAT IT REALLY IS AND ASK THE SON TO MAKE YOU FREE. 'TAKE HEED LEST THERE BE ANY AMONG YOU LIKE ESAU; A GOD-LESS MAN WHO SOLD HIS INHERITANCE FOR A SINGLE MEAL...WHO AFTER HE WANTED TO INHERIT THE BLESSING
[all people once they open their eyes in hell] FOUND NO PLACE FOR REPENTANCE, THOUGH HE SOUGHT FOR IT WITH TEARS...' 'TODAY is the DAY of SALVATION...TODAY, if you HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEART...take care BRETHREN, LEST THERE BE ANY AMONG YOU whose hearts are HARDENED BY THE deceitfulness of SIN...!"
TO BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST JESUS:
MAY GOD GIVE US UNDERSTANDING IN EVERYTHING (2 TIMOTHY 2:7), EVERYTHING GOOD, THAT IS (1 CORINTHIANS 14:20), IN JESUS' NAME.
Hebrews 4:2 For unto us was the Gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the Word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Mix the Word with Faith: PRAY IT
[…IF you have received it - 2 Peter 1:1, 2 Thessalonians 3:2]
“…so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless…. AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH. 32This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. EPHESIANS 5 In Christ we are washed in His Blood, and sanctified by His Truth.
IF WE PRAY ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL HE HEARS US [ 1 John 5:14 ]…THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD; EVEN OUR SANCTIFICATION [ John 17:17 ]…IF WE PRAY ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, HE HEARS US, AND WE HAVE WHAT WE ASKED FOR [ 1 John 5:15 ], FROM HIM WHO WORKS ALL THINGS ACCORDING TO HIS GOOD PLEASURE [ Philippians 2:13 ] ABIDE IN HIM & PRAY HIS WORDS
[John 15:7] JESUS SAID, ‘YOU HAVE NOT ASKED ANYTHING IN MY NAME , I DO NOT SAY I WILL DO ANYHING IN YOUR NAME, BUT WHATEVER YOU ASK IN MY NAME [IN JESUS’ NAME], [ACCORDING TO MY WILL] THAT WILL I DO, SO THAT THE FATHER MAY BE GLORIFIED IN THE SON [ John 14:13 ] (THE SON OF GOD / GOD THE SON; THE PERSON OF, IN THE GODHEAD – Col. 1:19 & 2:9) You do not have because 1) you do not ask 2) with pure motives [ James 4:2 ]…JESUS SAID, “I AND THE FATHER ARE ONE” [John 10:30]…HE WORKS IN US BOTH TO MAKE US WILLING AND ABLE! [Titus 2:14, Philippians 2:13]
FATHER, I PRAY THEY ALL BE ONE, AS WE ARE ONE, AND THAT THEY BE IN US…IF ANY MAN LOVE ME, I AND THE FATHER WILL COME AND DICLOSE OURSELVES TO him, ABIDE IN ME, AS YOU CAN DO NOTHING APART FROM ME [John 15 & 17]
…ABIDE IN HIM LITTLE CHILDREN [ 1 John 2:27-28 ] …NO ONE WHO ABIDES IN HIM SINS [ 1 John 3:6 ]…THE ONE WHO SINS [PRAICTISES LAWLESSNESS] IS OF THE DEVIL [ 1 John 3:8 ]…[THEY] ARE OF THEIR FATHER, THE DEVIL, AND HIS DESIRES THEY WILL DO [ John 8:44 ]…MAY THE MEDITATION OF MY HEART BE PLEASING AND ACCEPTABLE IN YOUR SIGHT [ Psalm 19:14 ]…[THEN] MY MEDITATION OF YOU SHALL BE SWEET, AND I SHALL REJOICE IN YOU [ Psalm 104:34 ] …MAY I ABIDE ALWAYS IN YOU AND BE KEPT BACK FROM SINNING,
AS YOU WOULD NEVER LEAD ME INTO SIN [ Psalm 23:3 ] , AS I WALK WITH YOU [IF YOU DO NOT ABIDE, YOU WILL NOT OBEY] …IF THE SON MAKES ME FREE, THEN I SHALL BE FREE INDEED! [ John 8:32-36 ]...KEEP YOUR SERVANT BACK ALSO FROM PRESUMPTEOUS SINS, THAN SHALL I BE DELIVERED FROM GREAT TRANSGRESSION [ Psalm 19:13 ]…LET NO INIQUITY HAVE DOMINION OVER ME [Ps. 119:133 ]…KEEP FALSEHOOD AND LIES FAR FROM ME [Proverbs 30:8]…PLEASE REMOVE ALL DECEPTION AND SELF-DECEPTION FROM ME AND PULL DOWN ANY LIE I HAVE EVER BELIEVED [2 Corinthians 10:4], AND INSTEAD FILL ME WITH THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH [John 14:17 , Zephaniah 3:17, John 14:26 – He will bring the Scriptures back to remembrance, this is not of us, but of THE GRACE HE GIVES TO US: Eph. 3:8, 1 Cor. 4:7]…KEEP ME BACK FROM PATHS OF PRIDE FOR YOUR NAMESAKE…KEEP MY FEET FROM STUMBLING…THE WICKED SUPRESS THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS [Rom. 1:18] AND HAVE THEIR FOOLISH HEARTS DARKENED BY IGNORANCE [Rom. 1:21, Eph. 4:18], LORD, PLEASE SO SHINE YOUR TRUTH AND LIGHT INTO US TO PURGE OUT ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS AND CLEANSE US FROM ALL DARKNESS AND IGNORANCE THAT WOULD HINDER THE TRUTH FROM TAKING ROOT AND BEARING FRUIT IN US [see JN 8:44-The evil one cannot stand in the LIGHT because there is NO TRUTH in him. Eph. 4:27, 1 Thess. 5:5, Acts 26:18-19, 2 Cor. 10:4, 1 Jn. 2:8,14]
PLEASE POUR OUT YOUR SPIRIT TO US SO WE MAY BEAR FRUIT FROM GOD THROUGH CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD AND SAVIOR.
[Philippians 1:9-11: 9And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, 10so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; 11having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”]
16“I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him.” 17And Jesus answered and said, “You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me.” MATTHEW 17
LORD, WE RENOUNCE THE EVIL ONE, HIS EVIL DESIRES [John 8:44],
OUR OWN LUSTS [James 1:14], ALL SIN, UNBELIEF-(WHICH IS PERVERTED: Matt 17:17),- AND WHATEVER DOUBTS YOU, THE FAITHFUL, TRUE AND LIVING GOD,, AND PRAY YOU WOULD CLEANSE US FROM THESE DEFILEMENTS [2 Cor. 7:1], AND ASK YOU WOULD GIVE US A PERFECT FAITH TO ASK FOR AND RECEIVE WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE US RECEIVE, AND BELIEVE WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE, HOW YOU WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE, FOR THY NAMESAKE, IN JESUS NAME. MAY WE BELIEVE THE GOSPEL AND TRUST UPON YOUR SON AS YOU WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE AND RECEIVE, IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN. LORD, MAY WE KNOW EXPIERENTIALLY IN OUR HEARTS, MINDS, AND SOULS, WHAT ARE THE UNSEARCHABLE RICHES IN CHRIST [Eph. 1:8, 3:16-21, Col. 1:27, 2 Cor. 4:6]
TO KNOW THE HEIGHT, DEPTH, AND BREADTH OF YOUR LOVE TOWARDS US IN CHRIST JESUS, AND TO RECEIVE EVERY SPIRITUAL BLESSING WHICH IS OURS IN CHRIST JESUS [Eph. 1:3], AS YOU WOULD HAVE US KNOW AND RECEIVE THEM, IN OUR HEARTS FOR CHRIST’S SAKE, IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN. I THANK YOU THAT YOU FREELY GIVE US ALL THESE THINGS, YOU WHO SPARED NOT YOUR ONLY SON BUT GAVE HIM OVER FOR US [Romans 8:32], TO BE THE SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS [Hebrews 9:14], AND TO REDEEM US FROM ALL SIN, UNCLEANESS, WICKEDNESS, AND PRESERVE US SPOTLESS AND BLAMELESS IN THIS CORRUPT AND PERVERTED GENERATION. [TITUS 2:11-15] PLEASE TAKE AWAY OUR LUSTS AND THE DESIRE TO SIN, AND INSTEAD GIVE US YOUR GODLY DESIRES. PLEASE GIVE US GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT. HELP US TO PRAY ONLY ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL, AND ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD, IN JESUS’ NAME.
LORD JESUS, MAY OUR HEARTS ONLY WANT WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO [Psalm 37:4]. AND MAY ONLY THE MIND OF CHRIST BE IN US [1 Cor. 2:16 – Philippians 2:5, Col. 3:16].
MAY THE LOVE OF CHRIST COMPELL US [2 Corinthians 5:14], AND MAY WE NOT CLOSE OUR EARS IN UNBELIEF AND HARDEN OUR HEARTS AGAINST YOUR HOLY SPIRIT, IN JESUS NAME, AMEN [Heb. 4:7]. PLEASE DELIVER US FROM EVERY FEAR, ANXIETY, AND WORRY [Philippians 4:6-7]. PLEASE HEAL OUR HEARTS, OUR MINDS, OUR SOULS, OUR PHYSICAL BODIES, AND GIVE US GRACE, PEACE, STRENGTH, AND JOY, IN JESUS' NAME Jeremiah 17:14:Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; Save me and I will be saved, For You are my praise.
MAN IS BORN SPIRITUALLY DEAD WITH A SIN NATURE [Romans 5:12], SINFUL DESIRES OF THE DEVIL, AND WHEN SIN IS CONCEIVED, IT BRINGS FORTH DEATH.
[James 1:15] THE SOUL THAT SINS SHALL DIE. [Ezekiel 18:20] THE EVIL ONE SLITHERED ‘DID GOD REALLY SAY YOU WOULD DIE?’ [Genesis 3:4]
WHEN CHRIST COMES AND SHINES INTO THE EYES OF THE HEART [ 2 Cor. 4:6 ],
HE BRINGS LIFE TO THE SOUL. THE OLD MAN, THE MIND SET ON THE FLESH, THE SINFUL DESIRES- BRING DEATH TO THE SOUL.
[Ephesians 4:22, Romans 6:21, Galatians 6:7, Romans 8:13]
WE MUST PUT OFF THE OLD MAN, RENOUNCING SIN AND UNBELIEF BEFORE GOD, ASKING CHRIST TO TAKE THESE THINGS CAPTIVE IN OBEDIENCE TO HIM
[2 Cor. 10:5], AND ASK HIM TO SLAY THEM BY THE SWORD OF HIS SPIRIT AND PUT THEM TO DEATH [Rom. 8:13]. HOW CAN WE KILL THE DEEDS OF THE FLESH BUT BY THE SPIRIT? FATHER, UNLESS YOU GUARD THE CITY WE WATCH IN VAIN
[Psalm 127:1]; PLEASE GUARD OUR HEARTS AND MINDS IN CHRIST JESUS
[Php. 4:7] AND SANCTIFY US ENTIRILY [1 Thessalonians 5:23], FOR JESUS SAKE’ BECAUSE YOU ARE HOLY, FAITHFUL, RIGHTEOUS AND JUST TO DO SO, FOR YOUR NAMESAKE, BECAUSE YOU ARE FAITHFUL FOR YOUR OWN SAKE, ACCORDING TO YOUR BOUNDLESS GRACE AND BECAUSE YOU ARE FAITHFUL TO YOUR PROMISES, AND SO THAT YOU WILL BE GLORIFIED THROUH JESUS YOUR SON, IN JESUS’ HOLY NAME, I PRAY, AMEN. THANK YOU JESUS; WHO IS LORD AND GOD
FATHER, I THANK YOU THAT YOU ANSWER THESE PRAYERS NOT BECAUSE WE HAVE DONE ANYTHING TO MERIT YOUR GRACE OR ANSWER TO PRAYERS, BUT BECAUSE YOU ARE FAITHFUL TO YOUR PROMISES TOWARDS THOSE WHO ASK, TO ANSWER PRAYERS ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL, AND IT IS YOUR WILL THAT WE BE SANCTIFIED BY THE TRUTH; AND YOUR WORD IS TRUTH. PLEASE SANCTIFY US ENTIRELY BY YOUR HOLY SPIRIT, IN JESUS’ NAME. PLEASE OPEN OUR EYES TO BEHOLD WOUNDROUS THINGS OUT OF YOUR WORD, HELP US TO PRAY ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD, AND SHOW US VERSE BY VERSE HOW WE CAN TURN SCRIPTURE INTO A PRAYER, FATHER THAT YOU WOULD BE PLEASED TO WORK IN US, WHAT IS GOOD AND PLEASING TO YOU, AND MAY OUR HEARTS AND MINDS AND AFFECTIONS BE WATER IN THE KING’S HAND, KEEP US TIPPED ONLY TO THE CENTER OF YOUR WILL. JESUS, MAY OUR HEARTS ONLY DESIRE WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO. MAY ONLY THE MIND OF CHRIST BE IN US, LORD JESUS. PLEASE CRUSH THE EVIL ONE UNDER YOUR CHURCH AND SANCTIFY US COMPLETELY, FOR JESUS’ SAKE. LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION BUT DELIVER US FROM THE EVIL ONE, FROM ALL EVIL, SIN, AND PRESUMPTEOUS SIN, FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, POWER AND GLORY, AND STRENGTH, AND HONOR AND PRIASE, FOREVER, AND WE ARE WEAK AND HELPLESS AND POWERLESS AND NEED YOU TO RESCUE US AND DELIVER US. SAVE US FROM OURSELVES, IN SPITE OF OURSELEVES [John 12:25], AND FOR THYSELF, IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST WE PRAY AMEN. LORD, PLEASE SAVE US AND SANCTIFY US ENTIRELY. SAVE US FROM ALL UNGODLY AND IRREVERENT FEAR, AND CLEANSE US FROM ALL DISTORTED VIEWS.
LORD, WE NEED YOU TO OPEN OUR EYES, GIVE US SIGHT, AND SHINE INTO OUR HEARTS BY FAITH. LORD, SHOW US WHAT WE NEED TO RENOUNCE SO THAT WE MAY BE HEALED, THAT YOU MAY PULL IT DOWN AND TAKE IT CAPTIVE TO YOUR OBEDIENCE, SLAY IT IN YOUR PRESENCE, AND PUT IT TO DEATH BY YOUR SPIRIT, SO THAT WE WILL BE MADE FREE FROM ITS SLAVERY AND EVIL DESIRES. WE CAN DO NOTHING APART FROM YOU, AND WE ARE NOTHING
[John 15:5, 2 Corinthians 12:11, Galatians 6:3]. WE ARE FOOLISH AND NEED YOUR WISDOM, PERSPECTIVE AND LIGHT [1 Corinthians 3:18, Jeremiah 4:22]. WE CANNOT LEAN UPON OUR OWN JUDGEMENT [Proverbs 3:5-6]. PLEASE ALSO REMOVE FROM US WICKED IMAGINATIONS AND REPLACE IT WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD [2 Cor. 10:5], WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD, THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT [Eph. 6:17]. LORD MAY WE ONLY HAVE GOOD SOIL IN OUR HEARTS [Matt. 13:23], WHERE NO BITTER ROOTS CAN GROW [Heb. 12:15], BUT ONLY WHAT YOU PLANT [Isaiah 61:3].
I PRAY EVERY SEED FROM YOUR WORD THAT WE EVER TRAMPLED AND WAS STOLEN FROM US [ Luke 8:5 & 12 ] YOU WOULD GRACIOUSLY BRING BACK TO REMEMBRANCE BY YOUR HOLY SPIRIT [John 14:26] AND PLANT THEM AGAIN IN OUR HEARTS [Luke 13:8], AND MAY THEY TAKE ROOT EXCEEDINGLY, BECAUSE YOU ARE ABLE TO DO EXCEEDINGLY ABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL THAT WE CAN EVER THINK, ASK, IMAGINE OR PRAY FOR, THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, AMEN [Ephesians 3:20]. SEARCH OUR HEARTS, O GOD, FOR WHO CAN DISCERN HIS OWN ERRORS [Psalm 139:23-24 & Psslm 19:12]? IF I AM DECEIVED, HOW CAN I KNOW IT? IF I AM ARROGANT AGAINST YOUR TRUTH, HOW CAN I DISCERN IT [Obadiah 1:3]? I PRAY YOU MERCIFULLY WALK THE GARDEN OF MY SOUL AND ROOT OUT EVERY TREE THAT IS NOT FROM YOU, AND CAST IT INTO THE SEA [Matthew 21:21]. DARKNESS AND LIGHT ARE ALIKE TO YOU, HOW MUCH MORE THE HEARTS OF MEN [Psalm 139:12]? PLEASE SEACH US AND CLEANSE US FROM WHAT IS HARMFUL TO US, REMOVE WHAT IS EVIL, SET US FREE, AND FILL US ONLY WITH WHAT IS GOOD AND FROM YOU; WHAT IS GOOD AND PERFECT AND WELL-PLEASING IN THY SIGHT, WHAT IS WROUGHT BY YOU, BY YOUR SPIRIT, AND THROUGH YOUR WORD WHICH WORKS EFFECTUALLY IN US WHO BELIEVE, IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.
GOD HAD PAUL WRITE IN EPHESIANS THINGS HE WAS PRAYING FOR NIGHT AND DAY IN HIS JAIL CELL WITHOUT CEASING! AND EVEN THOUGH HE WAS IN PRISON, THE GOSPEL WASN’T, IN FACT HE SENT GREETINGS TO THE CHURHES OUTSIDE, ALONG WITH GREETINGS FROM THE CONVERTS OF THE PRAETORIAN GUARD AND THOSE OF CEASER’S HOUSE! Phillipians 1, 4
The Truth Will Make You Free 31So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You will become free’?” 34Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. 35“The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. 36“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed! JN 8:34-36
Give Me your heart, My son, And let your eyes delight in My Ways. Proverbs 23:26
Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
I will run in the path of Your commands, for You have set my heart free. Psalm 119:32 […then, Psalm 40:8]
--- LUKE 11:9-13 ASK ---
Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. James 1:21 [see 2 Peter 1:19, Rev 22:16, 2 Cor. 4:6, 2 Cor 3:18, Col 1:27, Luke 11]
5“The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled under foot and the birds of the air ate it up. 11“Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God. 12“Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved. 13“Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away. 14“The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity. 15“But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance. 18 "So take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him." Matthew 8:11-15, vs 18 Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. Matthew 12:33 You must be Born Again of the Holy Spirit, see John 1:12, John 3:3-8, Luke 11:9-13, Luke 5:31-32
…The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified. Isaiah 61:3 d
[see Romans 1:17, John 1:1,14,17]
Matthew 15:13 He replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.”
LORD, PLEASE HEAL OUR HEARTS, SOULS, MINDS, BODIES, AND GIVE US THY STRENGTH, WISDOM, PEACE, AND GRACE. THANK YOU LORD JESUS FOR DYING FOR OUR SINS AND RAISING TO LIFE FROM THE DEAD FOR OUR JUSTIFICATION, THANK YOU FOR THE BLOOD WHICH WASHES US AND FREED US FROM OUR SINS, PLEASE FILL US WITH YOUR HOLY SPIRIT, AMEN
The Bible is the Christian's Prayer Book and the Hymn Writer's Hymnal.
But JESUS answered and said, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'" Matthew 4:4
You don't have because you don't ask [James 4:4]
26“In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will request of the Father on your behalf; John 16:26
Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. John 14:13
And this is the confidence that we have in him: if we ask for anything according to his will, he listens to us. I Jn 5:14
Father....Sanctify them by The Truth: Thy Word is Truth John 17:17
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us, you received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually works also in you that believe. I Thessalonians 2:13
If you abide in Him, you will be walking in the Light (Psalm 66:18), as He will never lead us into sin. If His Words are effectually (by His Spirit who brings them to remembrance - see John 14:26) abiding in you, pray according to His Word. If that is your desire, and it is according to His Will, you will have what you asked for He does not force those words out of your mouth, but don't doubt (which is perverted - Matthew 17:17) but give GOD the Glory - Romans 4:20
If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7
Why many of our Prayers Unanswered?
1. Refusing to hear the truth.
Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the Law, even his prayer shall be an abomination.
2. Refusing to humble self.
2 Chronicles 7:14 If MY people, which are called by MY Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek MY Face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
3. Forsaking God.
2 Chronicles 15: 2and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the LORD is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. 3“For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law. 4“But in their distress they turned to the LORD God of Israel, and they sought Him, and He let them find Him.
4. Provoking God.
Deuteronomy 3:26 But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto Me of this matter.
5. Hard Heartedness.
Zechariah 7:12-13 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts.
13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD of hosts:
I Peter 3:7 Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
6. Lack of Charity.
Pr:21:13. Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
7. Regarding iniquity in heart.
Psalm 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me /
If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him. John 9:31
8. Seeking EvilAmos 5:14 Do what is good and run from evil so that you may live! Then the LORD God of Heaven's Armies will be your helper, just as you have claimed.
James 4:3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
23 “If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored;
If you remove unrighteousness far from your tent,
24 And lay down your gold in the dust,
And cast the gold of Ophir [the finest known back then]
among the stones of the brooks,
25 Then the Almighty will be your Gold
And choice silver to you.
26 “For then you will delight in the Almighty
And lift up your face to God.
27 “You will pray to Him, and He will hear you;
And you will pay your vows.
10 11, 12, 13, 14…
Praying to Idols (anything or anyone other than GOD)
Trusting an idol (a lie)
Loving what is evil
Not Reverencing the LORD
[Isaiah 44:20, Romans 1:25; we are creatures, He is the Creator, He will not share His Glory nor His praise: Isa 42:8, 48:11]
Trusting your own self to be righteous before GOD
[Luke 18:9, Luke 5:32, Job 10:15 & Job 2:3, 1:8] apart from the sheer Grace of GOD hiding you in the Blood of Christ JESUS [Eph. 2:8, Col. 3:3, Eph. 1:6-7], hidden and washed in the Perfect Blood of the Lamb without spot [1 Peter 1:18-19, Hebrews 2:17, Hebrews 7:27]
11“Of whom were you worried and fearful
When you lied, and did not remember Me
Nor give Me a thought?
Was I not silent even for a long time
So you do not fear Me? [see Psalm 36:1, Romans 3:17-18]
12“I will declare your righteousness and your deeds,
But they will not profit you.
13“When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you.
But the wind will carry all of them up,
And a breath will take them away.
But he who takes refuge in Me will inherit the land
And will possess My Holy mountain.”
Psalm 5015Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.”
16But to the wicked God says,
“What right have you to tell of My statutes
And to take My covenant in your mouth?
17“For you hate discipline,
And you cast My words behind you.
18“When you see a thief, you are pleased with him,
And you associate with adulterers.
19“You let your mouth loose in evil
And your tongue frames deceit.
20“You sit and speak against your brother;
You slander your own mother’s son.
21“These things you have done and I kept silence;
You thought that I was just like you;
I will reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes.
22“Now consider this, you who forget God,
Or I will tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver.
23“He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me;
And to him who orders his way aright
I shall show the salvation of God.”
The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence his soul hates.
Love is to be without hypocrisy.
Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Romans 12:9
But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of doctrine to which you were committed, Romans 6:17
Putting the LORD to the test [Matthew 4:7]
19Who say, “Let Him make speed, let Him hasten His work, that we may see it;
And let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near
And come to pass, that we may know it!”
Justifying our sin
20Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
21Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
And clever in their own sight!
Committing the sin of debauchery [1 Corinthians 6:10]
22Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine
And valiant men in mixing strong drink,
Corruption, bribes, condemning the righteous
23Who justify the wicked for a bribe,
And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!
Malachi 2 New American Standard Bible
Priests to Be Disciplined
NOT LISTENING TO THE VOICE OF THE LORD1“And now this commandment is for you, O priests. 2“If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to give honor to My name,” says the LORD of hosts, “then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; and indeed, I have cursed them already, because you are not taking it to heart. 3“Behold, I am going to rebuke your offspring, and I will spread refuse on your faces, the refuse of your feasts; and you will be taken away with it. 4“Then you will know that I have sent this commandment to you, that My covenant may continue with Levi,” says the LORD of hosts.
NOT REVERENCING THE LORD, NOR HIS GREAT NAME, FEAR HIM
5“My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him as an object of reverence; so he revered Me and stood in awe of My Name.
NO LONGER PREACHING HIS TRUTH, BUT INSTEAD UNRIGHTEOUSNESS AND FALSE WORDS FOR ITCHING EARS!6“True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity. 7“For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek Instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the LORD OF HOSTS.
[Jer. 23:38, Jer. 8:10, Isa. 30:10, 2 Tim. 4:3, Rev. 2:20-2:29]
8“But as for you, you have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to stumble by the instruction [Mark 9:42, Zechariah 11:17]; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi,” says the LORD of hosts. 9“So I also have made you despised and abased before all the people, just as you are not keeping My ways but are showing partiality in the instruction. [ACTS 20:26-31 –the Whole Council/ The Whole Word of GOD is to be taught. DONT PREACH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LUSTS OF THOSE WHO HAVE ITCHING EARS - ]
Sin in the Family
10“Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers? 11“Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the LORD which He loves and has married the daughter of a foreign god. [REV. 2:20-2:25] 12“As for the man who does this, may the LORD cut off from the tents of Jacob everyone who awakes and answers, or who presents an offering to the LORD of hosts.
13“This is another thing you do: you cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping and with groaning, because He no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your hand. 14“Yet you say, ‘For what reason?’ Because the LORD has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant. 15“Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring. Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth. 16“For I hate divorce,” says the LORD, the God of Israel, “and him who covers his garment with wrong,” says the LORD of hosts. “So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.”
17You have wearied the LORD with your words. [Matt. 6:7] Yet you say, “How have we wearied Him?” In that you say, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and He delights in them!” or, “Where is the God of justice?”
GOD is ready to forgive
He prayed to the LORD and said, "Please LORD, was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in loving-kindness, and one who relents concerning calamity. Jonah 4:2
May GOD sanctify us entirely by His Spirit
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Thessalonians 5:23
May He keep lies and deception far from us
Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,
Please take away all evil desires and instead only give me Thy Godly desires (Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Colossians 3:5, Give me your heart, my son, And let your eyes delight in My Ways. Proverbs 23:26)
Then shall I...
...go quickly in the way of your teaching, because you have given me a free heart. Psalm 119:32
Then will my feet run Thy Way, O GOD
Please give us the heart You desire us to have, for Jesus' Sake, in Jesus' Name
Please set us free from all that entangles us and seeks to ensnare us, please deliver us from all the wiles of the devil [Hebrews 12:1, Jn 8:36, Eph 6:11)
Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law. Psalm 119:18 Please give us the hidden manna (Revelation 2:17) out of Yur Word and may our hearts burn within us as You open our minds to understand the Scriptures (Luke 24:32, Psalm 39:3) Please kindle afresh the gift put within us (II Timothy 1:6) May we receive Thy Word as honey from the honey comb, more pure than gold refined in the furnace seven time (Psalm 19:10, Psalm 12:6) Please break the Bread of Heaven to our souls (Matthew 14:19, John 6:48)
Please work within us to make us willing and able to do according to Your Good Pleasure (Philippians 2:13)
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according His power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21
#601 S.M. W. Gadsby
“Shall we sin because we are not under law?” Rom. 6. 15
1 What, then! shall Christians sin,
Because freed from the law?
Shall sinners, saved by grace divine,
From holiness withdraw?
2 Shall grace seduce the mind,
And lead the soul astray?
And souls who under grace are found,
Delight to disobey?
3 Great God, forbid the thought!
Preserve thy saints in love,
While Pharisees set grace at nought,
Saints shall thy ways approve.
LORD, PLEASE DELIVER AND FREE US FROM A PERVERSE DELIGHT TO DELIGHT IN THE PERVERSITY OF EVIL, AND TO DISOBEY YOU; OUR LOVING FATHER AND GRACIOUS GOD WHO ALONE IS HOLY. O GOD AND MERCIFUL FATHER, PLEASE PREVENT THE THOUGHT AND CONFORM OUR MINDS AND HEARTS TO YOUR DESIERS FOR US IN CHRIST. PLEASE GUARD THEM IN CHRIST JESUS, WITH THE PERFECT PEACE THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSDTANDING. PLEASE SET US FREE FROM VILE AFFECTIONS. PLEASE TAKE OUR HEART, MIND, WILL, DESIRES, AND AFFECTIONS, AND CLEANSE US AND CONFORM US TO THE IMAGE OF THY PERFECT SON, JESUS CHRIST- OUR LORD AND RISEN SAVIOR,- AND SAVE US FROM BING CONFORMED TO THE image of the world, AND INSTEAD SANCTIFY US ENTIRELY FOR JESUS SAKE, AND IN HIS HOLY NAME, WE ARE NOTHING AND CAN DO NOTHING APART FROM YOU, PLEASE LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL AND FROM THE EVIL one, FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, THE POWER, THE GLORY AND HONOR FOREVER AND EVER, IN JESUS’ HOLY NAME, AMEN.
The Wisdom of God
18 For the Word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the Power of God.
19For it is written,
“I WILL DESTROY THE ‘WISDOM’ OF THE ‘WISE,’
AND THE ‘CLEVERNESS’ OF THE ‘CLEVER’ I WILL SET ASIDE.”
20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its ‘wisdom’ did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the ‘foolishness’ of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles ‘foolishness,’ 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the Power of God and the Wisdom of God. 25 Because the ‘foolishness’ of God is wiser than men, and the ‘weakness’ of God is stronger than men.
26 For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27 but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, 28 and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, 29 so that no man may boast before God. 30But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, 31so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.” I corinthians !:18-31
Galatians 5:11 Brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished.
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary
1:17-25 Paul had been bred up in Jewish learning; but the plain preaching of a crucified Jesus, was more powerful than all the oratory and philosophy of the heathen world. This is the sum and substance of the gospel. Christ crucified is the foundation of all our hopes, the fountain of all our joys. And by his death we live. The preaching of salvation for lost sinners by the sufferings and death of the Son of God, if explained and faithfully applied, appears foolishness to those in the way to destruction. The sensual, the covetous, the proud, and ambitious, alike see that the gospel opposes their favourite pursuits. But those who receive the gospel, and are enlightened by the Spirit of God, see more of God's wisdom and power in the doctrine of Christ crucified, than in all his other works. God left a great part of the world to follow the dictates of man's boasted reason, and the event has shown that human wisdom is folly, and is unable to find or retain the knowledge of God as the Creator. It pleased him, by the foolishness of preaching, to save them that believe. By the foolishness of preaching; not by what could justly be called foolish preaching. But the thing preached was foolishness to wordly-wise men. The gospel ever was, and ever will be, foolishness to all in the road to destruction. The message of Christ, plainly delivered, ever has been a sure touchstone by which men may learn what road they are travelling. But the despised doctrine of salvation by faith in a crucified Saviour, God in human nature, purchasing the church with his own blood, to save multitudes, even all that believe, from ignorance, delusion, and vice, has been blessed in every age. And the weakest instruments God uses, are stronger in their effects, than the strongest men can use. Not that there is foolishness or weakness in God, but what men consider as such, overcomes all their admired wisdom and strength.
A simple prayer, but we have a MIGHTY GOD.
LORD, PLEASE KEEP US FROM TOXIC COMPOUNDS IN OUR FOOD AND DRINK. PLEASE GUARD OUR HEART, MIND, AND BODY, MAY WE ONLY TAKE IN FOOD AND DRINK THAT IS SAFE FR US, BOTH SPIRITUAL AND FOR THE BODY, IN JESUS NAME. AND PLEASE LEAD US TO PURE WATER [Ps. 23] THE PURE WATER OF YOUR HOLY WORD [Eph. 5:26, John 17:17], and also for pure drinking water, AND PLEASE MAKE US AWARE OF WHAT IS IN OUR FOOD AND DRINK, FOR JESUS’ SAKE, IN HIS MOST EXCELLENT NAME, AMEN. And I thank YOU LORD for answering this prayer Mightily, for Your Son’s Sake. Praise You Jesus.
But you shall serve the LORD your GOD, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst. Exodus 23:25
Moses points to Christ [Acts 3:22-23]
JESUS is the LORD OUR HEALER [Exodus 15:26]
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health,
just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2
P.S. why are you a fool? For your own sake or for Christ's ?
Because everybody is somebody's fool
20 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 To him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. EPHESIANS 3